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    January 23, 2013
    7:00 - 9:00am PST  

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outside help is coming for the oakland police department. the controversial hiring approved during a lengthy city council meeting overnight. a strange story you will only see on 2. why a bay area
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artist is feeling the heat from a red-hot project. it's happening right now on capitol hill. secretary of state hillary clinton is testifying about the nightmare last september. it's a big day for apple as its ceo is set to announce its earnings reports for the quarter. we'll tell you why the reports are crucial. "mornings on 2" starts right now. good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm brian flores. >> i'm claudine wong. it is wednesday, january 23rd. tori and dave have today off. well, overnight, the oakland council approved a controversial contract to hire outside experts to help police crack down on crime. ktvu's alex savidge is live for us in oakland and tells us the vote came after hundreds of speakers and a heated debate. >> reporter: well, hundreds of people spoke out on this controversial topic. there were four hours of public
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comment. the final vote didn't company until the morning. the council approved a consulting contract with bill bratton, a man whose past policing policies have come under fire. that vote angered many people in the audience. many in the crowd reacted strongly as the vote came down just after 2:00 this morning. ktvu had the only camera inside council chambers at the time. police moved in for a short time to maintain order. there were roughly 275 people who spoke at this lengthy council meeting. the council approved a contract with bratton's consulting firm on a 7-1 vote. bratton will help come in and help with a crime-fighting plan. critics are concerned about an apressive stop-and-frisk pomcy that -- aggressive stop-and- frisk policy that some worry
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could lead to racial profiling. this woman voted against this. >> a vote against this is not about being serious about crime. it's about we need to do the real work. the real work to address crime in this community. >> reporter: opponents believe the $250,000 for this consulting contract would be better spent on social services. but howard jordan told the council his department needs to do strategy. he believes bratton is one of the best out there. he ran the nypd and the l.a.p.d. and has been widely raised for improving community relations with police. >> we're in a position right now where we have to make changes, moving forward in order to make oakland safer. i think this gives us a road map to doing that. >> reporter: and to address community concerns, the city council included an ameantment emphasizing that -- amendment
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emphasizing that racial profiling will not be tolerated as part of this plan. the council took other crime- fighting measures, including hiring 11 alameda county sheriff deputies to help patrol in oakland and the gave -- and the council gave the go ahead to bring more oakland officers in on a long-term basis. those opposed to bratton's hiring, there were a number of members of the public who support the plan. hear from them coming up at 8:00. live in oakland, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. it started overnight as an attempted traffic stop for erratic driving in fremont but it quickly turned into a chase that went to and through san francisco. officer camera caught this moving north. we were right behind the chp through oakland and across the bay bridge where officers popped the suspect's tires with spike strips. the chase continued for several blocks in the city before it
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ended with the drivers arrested at 14th street and south va necessary. hillary clinton is making her first appearance at the hearing. you can see clinton there. she says this morning that the state department is moving aggressively to strengthen security after the deadly september 1th raid on the benghazi conflict -- september 11th raid on the benghazi conflict. coming up at 7:15 where she got
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choked up up choked-- choked up. palo alto police are expected to release more details about an armed robbery near downtown palo alto. it happened around 8:45 last night. police say a man with a gun approached a couple of that was walking down the street. the rob took -- the robber took the man's purse and the man's wallet. nobody was hurt. home burglaries in palo alto went up. 226 burglaries were reported in 2012 compared to 129 in 2011. no homicides were reported last year. 23 aggravated assaults were report and that's down from 35 in 2001. palo alto's police chief says he's added six staff members to investigate the spike in these burglaries. it's a report that could signal the company's future. apple is expected to report their sales from the 2012 holiday season. ktvu's janine de la vega tells us why there is a great deal of concern over today's earnings report. >> reporter: the big question are sales of iphones slipping. now, analysts will be looking to see if the tech giant has momentum going into 2013. verizon just came out with new
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numbers on their phones. while they sold a record number of phones, only half of those were for the iphone 5. customers were attracted to buying 4s and ss because they are marked down a couple of hundred dollars. there's speculation that afterle has cut its -- there's speculation that apple has cut and so they will be looking at the shipping numbers for the quarter. the pressure is on ceo tim cook ever since he took over the company a year and a half ago to see if he will come up with new products in 2013. >> there's hints of television and other things they can do. i'm interested and probably put a lot of my dollars back into apple, as i have, buttia -- i'm not -- i'm not looking at one quarter's worth of sales to jeopardize the incredible amount of power they've had before. >> reporter: analysts are
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divided whether today's earnings report will show an increase or a decrease. published reports show if they drop a profit, it would be the first time in nine years. so the conference call with tim cook will be crucial for the company. the earnings report is expected to be out after the market closes. coming up in the next hour of "mornings on 2," we also plan on talking to more consumers to sort of gauge what their feelings are and if they are strong with apple or if they are more attracted to the competitors. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:07. let's head right out to sal castanedo. roads are getting busier. you are checkth out the east. bay for us -- clerking out the east bay for us. >> yes. traffic is getting read highway 24 westbound as you drive. we have a live picture of this for you. you can see the traffic -- especially in the orinda area starts to get slow to the two tunnels that are open now. but no problems on the other side of the world -- the other
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side of the tunnel, i should say, the bay bridge has really been -- it's actually improved. this is a six to ten-minute delay. it's really not reached any farther than that. that's great. we're gonna take it without questions. 880 -- southbound 880 at jackson street, that's been moved to the shoulder. across the bay, we've been holding steady between 380 and 92. it's still an eight-minute drive heading down the peninsula. not a bad commute. 7:08. let's go to the weather with rosemary. >> thank you, sal. for first time in about a week and a half, you may have slick roads to deal with today. giving you a look outdoors, a few minutes until the official sunrise, we have mostly gray skies overhead and a few scattered showers falling over parts of santa rosa. take a look at stormtracker2, you can see most of this offshore. we remain dry, at least for the most part. but that's gonna change. take a look at this plume of
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moisture. light rain expected for today. scattered showers in the forecast, hit or miss. splash and dash. not going to bring us a lot but the first time we're gonna be wet in several days. 44 in fairfield, 44 walnut creek. 50 in oakland. 50 in redwood city. 47 in know -- novato. we're a lot warmer by 15, maybe 20 degrees in omof those chillier spots that have been dropping below freezing in theit hours. there's the difference this -- in the overnight hours. there's the difference this morning. as we get into 11:00, widespread showers over the area. 2:00, 3:00, still with us and into the evening drive, perhaps slick roads as well. we wake up tomorrow morning, we're mostly cloudy but dry. a lot cooler as well. 60 degrees in oakland for today. 58 expected in san francisco, low 60s, san jose. low 60s morgan hill and into the east bay, 59 degrees in concoded a -- concord as well
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as livermore. some of us won't hit 60. quite a difference from just a few days ago. your extend the forecast here shows you -- extended forecast here shows you mostly cloudy. overnight lows not so bad. low 40s in the forecast. as we get into your weekend with your weekend always in view, partly cloudy skies on saturday. cool temperatures will remain through the weekend. it looks like our next chance for rain may come in on sunday. back to you. well, a memorial is planned in oakland for two bay area men swept out to see by a rogue wave on kauaiy. authorities say brian baker was pulled into the water while hiking. his friend drove into the water but was overcome by the surf. griffin's body was recovered on saturday. authorities have called off the search for baker. dozens of california national guard members are getting ready to leave from moffett field today. we'll tell you where they are headed and what their mission
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[ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. outside your door, it looks like -- well, it's going to rain and it will. scattered showers in the forecast for your afternoon. welcome back. happening right now, secretary of state hillary clinton is testifying about the deadly attacks on the u.s. consulate in ben gaszy, libya. now, this is a live picture of the senate foreign relations committee. congresss that been waiting months for this minute to question clinton. kyla campbell is live in washington, d.c. with more, including the moment that hillary clinton choked up. >> reporter: yeah, hillary clinton said she does take full responsibility for the deadly attacks in benghazi. we're taking a live look at the
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hearing. clipton choked up as she -- clinton choked up. >> i put my arms and the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and the daughters and the wives left alone to raise their children. >> reporter: she also talked about how brave u.s. ambassador stevens was. congress is pressuring clinton to answer why she did not fulfill stevens' request when he asked for more security at the consulate for months leading up the attack. but clinton says again gazi was one of many posts facing security issues. >> there were so many protests happening and thousands of people were hutting our facilities apartment risk. >> reporter: senator john kerry is the chair of the senate foreign relations committee but he's not at the hearing this
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morning. we called his office minutes ago. they tell us it wouldn't make sense for kerry to be at this hearing when he's been nominated to be at this department. later today the house will hold a separate meeting and we'll have more from secretary clinton when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. dozens of members of the air national guard will leave the bay area for a tour of duty overseas. the members of the 129th rescue wing will take off to afghanistan and africa for some critical training. their primary mission to be to perform wartime search and rescue operations anywhere in the world. and an increasing number of americans support illegal immigrants to become u.s. citizens. that's according to a new associated press poll. that's up from 50% in 2010. president obama says comprehensive immigration reform is a priority in his
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second term agenda. the sierra club is calling for a major protest in washington, d.c. next month against the controversial keystone pipeline. the club is planning a rally around february 17th. the president of the club also says the club will for the first time in its 120-year history engage in an act of civil disobedience to protest the pipeline. they are not providing details of exactly what they are planning to do, they would transport oil. a 22-year-old man is behind bars this morning charged in a campus shooting at a community college near houston. sheriff deputies in harris county, texas say a fight between the suspect and another man ended in gunfire at lone star college yesterday. both men were wounded. a cap vas maintenance man was caught in the crossfire as well. but no one was killed. but the gunshot led to a lockdown and shelter in place for several tense hours. l.a.p.d. police had a seven-hour
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standoff with a murder suspect. he jumped on the roof of a building. it started before 8:00 last night. s.w.a.t. teams tried to coax him off the roof. around 2:00 a.m., the police shot him with beanbags and were able to arrest him. the suspect was not armed during the ordeal. a man robbed a man in mill valley may have -- robbed a bank in million valley may have robbed another bank this month. this is the sixth bank robbery in marin since december 12th. investigators say the same man may have robbed a union bank in green bay on january 9th. the suspect in both cases is white, 6 feet tall, blue or green eyes and scruffy facial hair. a new emergency alert system will give quicker alerts to schools. an update from the rrent system that sends alerts to
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stand lines as well. alert marin will be launched this saturday. people can register their cell phones through alertmarin.org. walmart will try to expand its rohnert park store into a superstore one more time. they first tried this with the store on redwood. walmart will resubmit the plans to the committee tomorrow. it'spening night for san francisco's new jazz center. this evening's concert will celebrate the newing about in the city's haze valley neighborhood dedicated totally to jazz. bill cosby will host tonight and soldout show at the center. she gave birth to colin kaepernick. now the quarterback's biological mother discusses the toughest decision of her life days before the biggest game of his life. cam has become the golden boy leading the team to their first super bowl in nearly two
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decades. his birth mother took care of him for a few weeks before giving him up for adoption. she said she was 19 at the time and has looked forward to updates about him from the couple who adopted him. >> i would wait for letters, pictures. it was really hard. his whole life i thought about tim. >> she says giving kaepernick up was the toughest decision she's never made and she will be cheering for him and the 49ers in the super bowl. coming up -- you may want to grab your umbrella because rain is on the way. you are taking a live look outside where you can see that it's definitely cloudy out there. rosemary orose zoe will be here to tell -- oroscoe will be here to tell us when it will alive. and how long it will the rain last? traffic trouble spots. unusually good surprise we have at one of the bay area's good commutes. alright let's break it down.
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menlo park city council has approved a deal for facebook's new campus. the facebook west campus at bay front exprose way and willow road will have a living roof that will have it blend into the landscape. menlo park will get $1.1 million as part of the deal. 600 use yers were studied -- users were studied and people are limited to they feel and want to quit entirely due to photos and pictures.
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caltrans is going to remove the love locks on february 1st but now the museum is stepping in to keep those locks of love alive. it will offer a separate area for romantics to profess their love. 7:23. let's go to traffic with sal again. how is it looking like out there? >> we have -- we have a nice surprise for drivers at the toll plaza and some of the other commutes. look at the toll plaza. we normally have a delay here of about 20 minutes, sometimes 30. this morning it's more like 10 or 15, not too bad. the extra five minutes, you know, maybe you can get that cup of coffee and, you know, five minutes is a long time in the morning, right? no major problems on the bridge. if that changes we're all over it. right now it's about 15. let's take a look at interstate 880 in oakland. the traffic here is normal. it's crowded. 580 is also a little crowded getting over to 24.
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we also watch 880 southbound between hayward and union city. that crash is still on the shoulder. if you are driving on the peninsula, that commute continues to look good. eight-minute drive from 380 san bruno to 92. it's not changed. let's keep it that way. let's go to steve. good morning, in for steve this morning we have gray skies out the door and we'll watch the showers fall over the area. we're seeing mostly cloudy conditions. a few returns picked up over the sonoma county airport. so santa rosa perhaps picking up a little bit of light rain this morning but most of us remain dry with our best chance coming later today, giving you a look you can see the plume off the coastline. if i squeeze in closer, a little bit of drizzle falling over the peninsula, this mid- level moisture and not hitting the ground yet.
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getting out to walk the dog, you will notice not as well. we're a lot warmer with the overcast skies and the moisture continues in place. a cooler afternoon, though, widespread mid-50s to low low 60s in the forecast. here is a look at your extended forecast. showers on tap for today. dry by tomorrow. friday, cloudy and cool. but we remain dry into the weekend. second half of the weekend looks like we could be bet. we'll hold ontop -- dash we'll -- we'll hold onto temperatures. coming up i will give you the time line on this. coming up -- the latest on assault allegations against michael crabtree. what the other women who were allegedly there are now saying about what happened and what didn't. >> reporter: we're live in san francisco where a gallery owner sets fire to artwork. we'll tell you why he could face criminal charges when "mornings on 2" continues.
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it was supposed to be a fiery art display but things went terribly wrong when fire burned more than the display. tara moriarty is live with more details on just how much damage was done. >> reporter: yeah, setting fire to artwork. this is part of an interactive
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display. you can see behind me here it could land the owner in trouble. this is a map of the united states and now it's all burned. the artwork was made out of matches. 25,000 of them and by lighting it, it caused this damage. last night around midnight, fire crews were called out here when smoke and flames could be seen inside the building. right now we'll see you -- show you some youtube video. clair fontaine is a paris-based artist who creates maps and sometimes militant messages out of matches. the problem, it posed a safety hazard. it happened next to a nail salon in the mission district. the gallery's website says it is dedicated to presenting audio, visual and performance- based projects. this would call into the category. fire official says it caused $5,000 worth of damage to the building and walls. arson investigators were called
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in. while the gallery didn't mean any arm, he could face charges of reckless arson. this case will be presented to the district attorney's office either sometime today or tomorrow. tam, ktvu channel 2 news -- tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. san francisco firefighters acted quickly to put out flames burning two buildings. arson investigators believe it was started by something inside a blue bin. but they are investigating. one person got out of the building safe. the otherring about was unoccupied. this morning, in lake county, fire crews hope to fully contain a wildfire that gee gan as a controlled burn. the fire burned out of control
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off highway 29 near kelseyville. the fire has burned 300 acres and is about 50% contained. calfire is blaming the dry conditions and thick brush for fueling the fire. no homes are threatened. the nraa is criticizing president obama's reference to absolutism in his inauguration speech. nra's executive president spoke to supporters in reno, nevada last night and took issue for president obama for saying in his speech that americans shouldn't mistake absolutism for principallism. >> ] is saying the only principal way to make -- >> the nra inalready pert -- interpreted the remarks as a represents to the strong
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opposition to any -- as a reaction to the strong opposition. right now, a person living in san francisco can travel to the peninsula or elsewhere in the state to buy a weapon. that purchase will be recorded in that city. but there will be no official record of the gun coming into san francisco. there are other loopholes as well. today, north bay congressman mike thompson will head up a hearing on gun violence prevention. he's a hunter and gun owner and believes the second amendment should be protected. but he says there's room for changes in gun policies to reduce gun violence. he says that requires background checks for all purchases. he supports strictly penalties for people who buy them illegally for them who can't get them as well as -- as well as all gun trafficking. coming up at 7:45, we'll tell you both sides of the
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debate. there's now word the rape allegations against michael crabtree are not holding up. today's chronicle reports his accuser was one of three women who joined crabtree for a party at the w hotel on third street. she claims crabtree assaulted her after the party held after the 9ers beat the packers but the sources say the other two women told investigators that crabtree did not assault anyone. police have not found any physical evidence of an attack. the sacramento kings may have some new bidders. the bee reports that ron berkele are in serious talks to buy the team and help finance the new downtown arena. the founder of 24-fitness wants tried to buy the team. a man is accused of a disturbance inside a vallejo hospital emergency room. police say 28-year-old tabby small stormed into the sutter
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solano medical center monday morning demanding to see his wife being held for mental health exams. officers say the group leaped over the counter and started to attack medical personnel. he was arrested on charges of battery on medical staff. the vallejo police department promises it won't be caught short handed. the herald reports that six ours will retire. the -- officers will retire. the department could drainle to the lowest -- dwindle to the lowest in years. the voice actor who portrayed charlie brown was arrested on stalking charges in southern california. 56-year-old peter robbins is said to be arraigned today. he was the voice of charlie.
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san jose police are looking for the men behind the brazen robbery of an elderly couple. police say two or three men with knives tied up the victims in their home on monday. they stole jewelry, electronics and two cars from that frightened couple. >> they are shaken up, understandably, and you are concerned about them. you never know who that could have happened to. >> neighbors say the violent crime happened hours before the home invasion. police cannot say for sure if the same men are responsible. it seems the affordable housing debate in los gatos has only just begin. last night an overflowing crowd attended a town council meeting there. most of them were upset over proposal for five buildings that could have brought 629
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high-density affordable buildings to the town. >> i'm concerned that by putting hundreds more people in the neighborhood it's going to put hundreds of more cars on the road. >> the town council decided to rethink its plan. the general plan committee will try to come up with alternative location and town staff will try to figure out how affordable housing residents would impact traffic in schools. the light project is still a couple of months away. tonight through friday night, they will be testifying , test, the l.e.d. lights used in theel is coupe ur. they will illuminate the western -- used in the sculpture. they will ill loom night the western bay bridge. i'm sure they will be fantastic. >> yes. sam, it looks like traffic is getting -- sal, it looks like traffic is getting better but you have a crash.
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>> yes. right -- pleasant hill at treat boulevard. there is a crash there. they are moving it to the side. traffic is going to be busy in this area. we're also looking at the livermore valley. we're seeing a steady increase in the drive-time. we're looking at the commute between hayward and fremont. 238 to mowry avenue. 24 minutes. remember, yesterday it was double that time. you know, it's not as bad. this is kind of normal for that area. live pictures now. we'll show you the traffic is barked up for about an eight- minute delay at the toll plaza. northbound 280 in san jose is a little bit thick as you drive through the interstate 880 interchange. 7:37 or 7:38 here's rosemary. cloudy, cool and an opportunity for showers as we get into your wednesday. we've got plenty of overcast sky and while we slept they
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thickened, lower just a little bit. we're picking um a little bit of rain over parts of a sonoma area. mor the most we remain dry. you can see plenty of -- for the most part, we replain dry. you can see plenty off here to the north bay. but again, the low low levels are very dry. we've been very dry for several days. it will take a while before this moistens up. hillsburg, santa rosa, picking up a spritz. mostly gray skies. mostly dry for most of us. at least until we get into the afternoon. let me show you what you can expect. you may need the umbrella. we'll remain without the sunshine today. right about 11:00 or so, you can see widespread light rain perhaps beginning to fall and it's widespread from north to south. we're not seeing -- we're not seeing it just over the north or south. the lunchtime could be soggy in
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some areas. and then into the afternoon, we'll continue with this possibility of just some light rain. the evening drive could have slick roads. so that could man for as well. how much rain will we get out of this system? less than .50. perhaps just a few .100 to 2/10. about .25 or less. the hills picking up a little bit more. temperatures, outside our doe with the clouds -- door, with the clouds overhead. a lot warmer than where we have been recently. around the bay, anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees warmer. inland, 15 degrees warmer. you will notice thattals you get outside this morning. just not as cold. but into the afternoon, we're going to be cooler without the sunshine and with the rain. make sure you at least bring along a light jacket in case you need it. we get past the showers today. we're drying out thursday, friday. temperatures don't warm. we remain in the mid- to upper 50s as we get into the weekend and we have an opportunity for tom rain that moves in on -- for some rain that moves in.
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in north dakota people are dealing with freezing cold temperatures. one reported fargo came up with clever ways to demonstrate just how cold it is. >> let's watch what happens. here we go. >> i worked out in the midwest for five years. it's throwing a cup of water in the air and it instantly frozes and forms a -- freezes and forms a cloud. temperatures in fargo are expected to remain around zero for the much of the week. and today is another spare- the-air day. wood burning is not allowed. there is an unhealthy amount of particulates in the air. smoke is the most harmful of the particulates in the air. a recall to tell you about. what a local pizza company does not want you to find in their crust. and a group of middle schoolers get quite a surprise during a visit to the white house. why they say it was definitely worth missing their flight home.
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you can see the dow is up 42 points. ibm and microsoft taking credit for that three-day rally for them. the nasdaq is up slightly. but the s&p is flattened. google is the stock to watch this morning. well, u.s. corporations were the targets of fewer fraud lawsuits by investors in 2012. a stanford law study shows there were 152 cases that requested can class-action
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status. that's the lowest number in seven years. a securities lawyer says there may be fewer cases now because of a dropoff in the number of disruptions like the burst of the tech bubble or the 2008 financial crisis. the head of j.p. morgan chase is apologizing to shareholders again. ceo jamie diamond told them he's sorry for the pain caused by a loss caused by a single trader. dimon calls this a terrible mistake but adds life goes on. his pay was cut in half because of the incident. there is a recall of seven varieties of pizza may by a berkeley company. tiny -- tiny pieces of metal may be in the crust of its home grown pizzas. there are no reported cases but they don't want to take any chances. anyone who has one should return it to the store for full
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refund. repair work is underway on the eastern tower of the bay bridge. that tower was damaged earlier this month when an empty oil tanker grazed it while heading out to sea in dense fog. you can see from the pictures, the lowsup pictures of that repair work as it is getting underway now. this is actually from yesterday morning. a huge crane barge will act as the on-site repair headquarters for that big-money project. >> the initial allegation was $3 million. we hope to come in underneath that. >> the repair job is scheduled to take 90 days but the projects could be pleated -- could be completed earlier depending upon the weather. it was a vocal community meeting in san francisco as the public voiced opinions about the police chief's push for tasers. members of the police commission listened to concerns at the hamilton recreation center. the chief is pushing for a pilot program to arm 100 officers with tasers. although considered a less leaser -- lethal alternative,
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they are still considered dangerous. >> tasers do have dangers. they do kill people and we know that they kill people. >> members will hold two more meetings with the community and the police chief. this subcommittee will make a recommendation to the full commission. well, pittsburg is one step away of banning pot clubs. the council approved the proposal last night. the final vote is scheduled for next month. the canceled staff says marijuana dispensaries increase crime such as burglaries and vandalism. a two-year moratorium is set to expire in april. the u.s. supreme court will hear the issue of gay marriage on march 26th. proponents of proposition 8 filed a legal brief yesterday. they argue that same-sex marriage goes against tradition and that heterosexual marriages are necessary for children. gay rights activists are expected to file their legal arguments next month. a new abortion bill was introduced in sacramento on the
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40th anniversary of the historic roe versus wade decision that legalized abortion. the proposed legislation would allow specially trained medical professionals, not necessarily doctors to provide early-term abortions. now, nurse practitioners, midwives and physicians would be allowed to perform nonsurgical early abortions. right now, secretary of state is being grilled by senators about the deadly attack in libya. a short while ago after being repeatedly questioned for -- pressed for answers. >> that's not the fact. the american people could have known that -- >> the fact is we had four dead americans. was it because of a protest or was it because out for a walk one night deciding they could kill americans. >> what difference at this point does it make, it's our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator.
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>> secretary clinton is testifying this morning before the senate foreign relations committee. she's gonna go through it all again this afternoon before a house committee. benjamin netanyahu won the election yesterday with slim margins. he will serve a third term but he lost the seat in the parliament. he says it's clear that voters want as broad a government as possible and plans to honor that, he says. military investigators have cleared john allen, the top u.s. commander of misconduct. the defense departments examined e-mails between allen and jill kelley. she's the woman whose complaints to the fbi led to the discovery of an extra- marital affair between david petraeus and -- and his biographer. no word yet on if the nomination is going to go forward now. well, a group of palo alto
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students are headed home -- from washington with an experience of a lifetime. >> how are you? >> good. how are you? >> well, president obama and first lady michelle obama and the first dog bo, you can see him hanging out there, greeted students from the mid peninsula community media center. one of the students tells us they were just on a public tour when they were told to wait for a very "special guest." they were very delighted. they did, however, miss their flight but they say it was well worth it. serena williams lost her cool during a tough loss in the australian open. williams smashed her racket several times during her painful loss to an american teenager. earlier williams had hurt her back slowing her serve and causing her obvious pain. her opponent is on her way to
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the semifinals. many predict the 19-year-old sloane stephens cop become mesh's next superstar. an update on the bay area community overwhelmed by deer. the next step for the south bay retirement center at the center of this controversy. fans just can't get enough of the 49ers' new starting a quarterback. how he's inspiring a lot of folks to get inked up, at least temporarily. stay with us.
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a san jose retirement community is moving forward with a controversial plan to reduce the growing deer population. deer no longer fear humans they say, and are acting aggressively towards pet. they are also chewing up the landscaping. starting this weekend, a wildlife company will start to sterilize the female deer. the plan calls for relocating some 30 deer but critics say it's all just a temporary fix. >> once 30 deer have been
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removed, others will come in and the cycle begins. the program will have to be repeated by the villages in two to four years. >> the department of fish and wildlife have given the green light for the project. colin kaepernick is inspiring fans in many ways. there's now a product called kaeper-tats. they are temporary tattoos. they are sold online. they cost $9 for individual tattoos. up to $20 for a set of three. the witness is kaepertat.com. fans planning go to may have to take out a loan some of the pictures $2,000 to $3,000 apiece. some are taking advantage of packaged deals. a ticket and a preparty startard $200. for a mere $5500 you can get a
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ticket, hotel and air accommodations. not cheap. >> no. let's get to sal. >> northbound 17 right near the redwood estates and bridge there is a crash. six cars not getting through very well. you should give yourself plenty of time to get across the mountains if you come in from santa cruz. it will be a real tough one. some cars are getting through. but we recommend if you have an alternate to use it. it's very tough to use it. or perhaps you might want to think about delaying your trip. we'll keep an eye on this problem for you in the santa cruz mountains. the rest of the commute is moderately avenue. 85 and 280 and 101 a little heavy trying to get in the valley. the morning commute on 880 is getting heavier. on interstate 880, getting up to the 66th avenue turnoff. right now we've improved to the
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point where this is a five- minute delay before you make it past the metering lights. let's go to rosemary. >> it's a gloomy start to the day. rain on the way. right now watching a huge plume off the coastline. -- i'm watching the possibility of a few light showers, cloverdale, santa rosa, petaluma. we're really dry. we've been dry. it will take a while to moisten up the atmosphere but a little bit of drizzle over san rafael, not out of the question, maybe in richmond. we're going to remain mainly dry through the morning hours. into the afternoon, scattered showers in the forecast. the chance of -- the chance of rain will bring us anywhere from .10 to the south bay to perhaps 2 to 3/10 for parts of
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the north bay. .50 over the hills. the extended forecast, getting out the door, widespread 40s rather than the upper 20s, low 30s we've been seeing for our valley locations. but in the afternoon, you will notice cooler as well. mid- to upper 50s to near 60 expected in the forecast, we're dry by tomorrow. but temperatures not really going to budge. we'll remain in the upper 50s, thursday, friday, saturday, partly cloudy skies. turning mostly cloudy and a chance for rain on sunday. back to you. >> thank you, rosemary. coming up in the 8:00 hour, burglars are expensive taste break into a restaurant and head straight to the wine cellar. and despite public opposition, the oakland city council has approved the hiring of a controversial consultant for the police department. what city leaders did, though, to address community concerns. >> it's a big day for apple as the ceo is expected to announce
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its earnings reports for the company. we'll tell you why the sale of iphones are critical for the company. we'll tell you about that when "mornings on 2" continues.
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good morning. welcome back to "mornings on
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2." i'm claudine wong. >> i'm brian flores. it's wednesday, january 23rd. tori campbell and dave clark have today off. overnight, the oakland city council proved a controversial contract to hire outside experts to help police crack down on crime. alex savidge is in oakland with how city leaders are trying to ease fears about racial profiling. alex? >> reporter: well, as part of this plan to bring on former police chief brill bat -- bill bratton, the city council during their vote included an amendment, essentially emphasizing that racial profiling will not be tolerated in any form or fashion as part of whatever strategies are put into place. early this morning, this meeting stretches the early -- the early-morning hours, i should say, four hours of public comment took place during the meeting. many people were frustrated by the final vote. [inaudible] >> shame on you! >> reporter: an angry reaction from the audience as the vote
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came down just after 2:00 this morning. ktvu with the only camera in the council chambers at the time. the council approved a contract with bratton's consulting firm on a 7-1 vote. bratton will now come in and help help develop a crime- fighting plan in oakland. there are critics concerned about his past support for an aggressive stop and frisk policy allowing officers to search people they feel are suspicious. some worry that could lead to racial profiling. roughly 275 people spoke out at this lengthy council meeting. many believe hiring bratton is a waste of money. >> this is not gonna stop crime. your fears are only gonna get worse! >> reporter: opponents believe the $250,000 for this consulting contract would be better spent on social services. but oakland police chief howard jordan told the council his department needs to try a new strategy. bratton who ran both the nypd
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and the l.a.p.d. has been widely praised for reducing crime and improving community relations with police. some who live in oakland support out in support of his hiring. >> bringing in a change might not be the solution in the long run, but in the short-term, i think it's what you guys need to do, you need to vote your conviction. you need to keep the faith. >> reporter: during this council meeting, chief jordan promised any new policing plans put in place developed by this outside agency will include community imput. i did reach out to bratton's consulting firm for reaction to the counsel vote. i've not heard back yet. coming up at 8:45, i will tell you about the other crime- fighting measures approved by the city council overnight. live in merning in oakland -- morning in oakland, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. five people are in custody accused in a shooting that wounded an undercover oakland police officer. the shooting sparked a 20-hour search near seminary and 17th.
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police arrested two parolees and detained two others for questioning. the officer is out of the hospital. sheriff deputies are investigating a wine heist at a south bay restaurant. they say several pricey bottles were taken from the restaurant on monday. the restaurant on big basin way has a very large selection of wine in a cellar. it's rumored to be worth about a million dollars. >> i'm astounded. in saratoga, it's -- it's such a quiet village and everybody enjoys the village and nobody -- nobody has these feelings about being threatened or safety or anything like that. >> some wine bottles are priced at several thousand dollars. packard hospital is notifying patients after a laptop was stolen from a doctor's car. the theft happened on january
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9th away from campus. the computer did not contain financial or credit card information orrises numbers but -- or social security numbers. but it did have nails, dates of birth and basic medical information. patients are being offered free identity protection services. the sonoma center is the state's largest for the developmentally disabled and state regulators are accusing the center of failing to proprotect patients -- patients from serious injury and death. later today, apple is expected to report its iphone and iphone sales from the 2012 holiday season. janine de la vega is here to tell us why there is a great deal of concern over today's earnings report. janine? >> reporter: claudine, there's no doubt that apple and its products are popular. here inside the store, customers are already getting personal training sessions on how to use their apple products. there have been rumors about
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winning demand over the iphone 5. so investors are really looking to tim cook to address their concerns. apple's earnings report is expected to be released after the market closes. cook will be holding a conference call to discuss last quarterrary results. there's been speculation that products for the iphone have been severely cut so analysts want to know if demand has weakened other if it's a supply issue. the pressure has been on cook ever since he took over the company a year and a half ago to see if he could keep the company going. one consumer said this -- >> there is a point you reach at, i can't have the mini ipad and ipad but i think apple kind of will always be ahead of the curve and be popular among a lot of people, especially in california. >> reporter: verizon reported that while this sold a record number of phones, only half were iphone 5s. many customers were more attracted to buying the 4s and
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4-ss because they are marked down significantly. there are many who still prefer android because of the flexibility and choice they offer. >> i switched to the samsung galaxy. it's a great, great phone. i think it outsold the iphone last quarter. it's a great phone. a lot of my friends are picking it up, too. i have no brie gets. >> reporter: apple's stock has taken a significant hit in recent months. some are calling this report for apple the most significant in a decade. reporting live from palo alto, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. meanwhile, new court records show steve jobs threatened to file a patent lawsuit if a rifle company said he -- if a rival company said it would consider approaching apple employees. the workers claim the other tech if firms confired to eliminate competition for top workers as a way to hold down salaries. the judge is considering
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whether to to a -- to allow this to become a class-action lawsuit. supporters have pushed the idea of illegal immigrants getting driver's licenses. latinos are projected to make up a majority of the california population by 2025. and if you plan on parking in san francisco this weekend, be sure to bring some change. starting this sunday, parking patrol officers were write tickets. they have been writing warnings for expired meters between noon and 6:p.m. enforcing meters will create more turnover for parking spaces and it's also expected to raise about $2 million a year. let's go to sal. sal, you are walking -- you were talking last time about the crash in the santa cruz mountains. how is that looking? >> northbound 17 as you come down to the -- over the santa cruz mountains. i want to move the maps back.
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this crash still clearing from the road. the traffic is very slow over the santa cruz mountains. some cars are getting through. i would not recommend it if you have the flexibility to put off the trip, that would be good. i know a lot of people don't. 280 northbound 85 and 101 are slowing down in the valley as well. let's go to live pictures. the bay bridge is completely cleared out. we had traffic times this morning,ier -- earlier at about 15 minutes. now it's about a minute or two before you make it on the bridge. if you are driving onto the san francisco freeways, northbound 101, that's also another minute -- minute drive time getting up to the 80 split. from there on, it will be slow on the central freeway. let's go to rosemary. >> waking up with major changes outside our door. take a look at that. we have plenty of overcast sky, fog, haze. temperatures, a lot warmer than where we have been because of these clouds and a moisture air
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moving into place. the first -- for the first time in more than a week, we'll see rain. a little bit of light drizzle falling over parts of the north bay. stormtracker2 showing most of that rain remains offshore. windsor into santa rosa, maybe along the coastline and our hills, a little bit of light rain falling over highway 101. santa rosa down in through petaluma and into san rafael, maybe, maybe a little bit of drizzle. we have a very dry air mass in place but beginning to moisten up. by the afternoon, scattered showers will be in the forecast. right now, r temperatures 44 in areas like walnut creek, 51 in oakland. 51 redwood city, upper 40s, santa rosa as well as napa, mentioned a little bit earlier. these valley spots where we had been drinking -- had been sinking. for several nights it was 11, 12, 13 nights in a row. now not so bad. pittsburg, 45. 46 san ramon. 10 to 15 degrees warmer than where we were yesterday morning.
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but we don't have the sunshine. it will cool cool out there. e-- cool out there. essentially it will feel wet. bring an umbrella. pack one for the little ones. by lunchtime, i think your showers widespread across their bay area. we'll continue this into the -- across the bay area. we'll continue this and then not a lot of rain falling but just enough to make that drive a slow, slick one. prepare for that later today. afternoon highs for today, not as nice as we've been. 59 in concord for today. 61 in fremont, 63 san jose, upper 50s san francisco, san jose -- santa rosa is what i was looking at. 56 for you. the extended forecast, we'll be drying out tomorrow, partly cloudy skies and we have temperatures remaining cool. upper 50s in the forecast for the afternoon. overnight lows in the 40s. dry on saturday. a chance for rain coming in on sunday. back to the desk. it started overnight as an
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attempted traffic stop for erratic driving in fremont but it quickly turned into a chase that went to and through san francisco. our camera caught the pursuit moving north on 880 through san leandro around 11:00 last night. we were right behind the chp through oakland and the bay bridge where officers popped the suspect's tires with spike strips. the chase continued for several blocks in the city before ending with a driver's arrest on 14th street and south van ness. 8:10. charges of super bowl sabotage. how a former raiders' coach is responding to some stunning allegations. a san rafael lawmaker introduces legislation for banning plastic bags. what it means for the state of california -- coming up. ancious meals certified by the american heart association. look for the heart check on your favorite subway fresh fit meals, from the tempting turkey breast & black forest ham with spinach to the protein-rich roast beef, and more. all five grams of fat or less.
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fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. mainly dry weather giving way to light rain for your afternoon. morning temperatures not as cold. afternoon highs not as warm. time now is 8:13. former oakland raiders coach bill callahan is denying allegation of super bowl sabotage. he said he did everything possible to win the super bowl ten years ago and he says suggestions to the contrary are "ludicrous." the allegations come from two former superstar receivers, jerry rice and tim brown. they claim he sabotaged the raiders in their loss to tampa because of his close friendship with john gruden. they say callahan changed the raiders' game plan two days before the super bowl loss. happening right now you, secretary of state, hillary
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clinton, is continuing her testimony. there is a live picture of sect clinton as she -- sect clinton -- secretary clinton as she faces tough questioning from republican senators. there have been some heated exchange this morning -- exchanges this morning. kyla? >> reporter: at this moment, at least 28 posts around the world face a similar security threat like benghazi did, she says. she says the state department and other government agencies are constantly evaluating threats made to u.s. posts and workers around the world. clinton choked up as she recalled christopher stevens and the other three american scrimms in the september 11th attack on the u.s. consue rit in -- consulate. stevens requested extra security during the days, weeks and even months leading up to the killings but the state department did not provide any.
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ron john called on the state department wanted to know why it was not stated that al qaeda was responsible. >> we were mislead. >> the fact is we had four dead americans. because it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk one night deciding to kill americans. what difference does it make at this point? it's our job to figure out what happened and do everything key can to prevent this from ever happening again, senator. >> reporter: secretary clinton says she does accept full responsibility for the attack in benghazi. she will face even more tough questions this afternoon when a second hearing gets underway with the house foreign relations committee. that's just a few hours from now. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. well, senator john kerry is chairman of the committee questioning clinton. however, she's not serving as
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claim for this hearing because of a conflict of interest -- as claim for this hearing because of a conflict darr darn chairman for this -- he's not saving as chairman for this -- serving as clairman for this hearing because of a conflict of interest. chipotle fans, listen up. they are testing a new menu tell right in the bay area. the mexican food chain is concerned about the rising cost of beef. so it's trying out what it calls sofritas. that's a burrito filled with the shredded tofu. chipotle also hopes they will gidge vegetarians and people trying to cut back on fat new reason to come into the restaurants. this morning, mcdonald's is
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reporting better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. they say it earned 1.4 billion for the period that ended last month. that's up 20 million from the same time the year before. one negative note in the report was that global sales were up only 1/10ths of a%. according to the new associated press poll, 62% of those surveyed said they favor providing a way for illegal immigrants to become citizens. that's up 50% from 2010. president obama says this is a priority in his second term agenda. the organizers of the america's cup yacht races have some big news for music fans. they've announced plans for a series of life summertime concerts. several thin national music stars will perform in a 9,000- seat temporary venue on the waterfront. "sting" is going to kick off the
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series. >> it will be good. >> having entertainment here is -- to go along with the sporting events, adds to the atmosphere. >> the new concert venue will be called america's cup pavilion. it will be located between piers 27 and 29. california's top-selling car last year was a hybrid. dealers sold nearly 61,000 of those cars in 2012 that ended a two-year run for the honda civic as the best-selling car in the state. toyota and honda took all of the top slots. the camry came in third. the honda afford ranked fourth followed by the toyota corolla and honda crv. the sierra club is calling for a major protest against the controversial keystone pipeline next month. the sear club is planning a rally on february 17th. the president of a san francisco-based sierra club says it will for the first time
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engage in an active civil disobedience to protest the pipe lines. they are not providing deal tails about what they are planning to do. it would transport oil from can do you to a-- from canada to alaska. coming up, we'll tell you about a campus face-lift. also, rain returns to the bay area today. rosemary says you can expect more showers in the days ahead. good morning. traffic on the san mateo bridge looks okay. a little bit hazy there. we'll tell you more about this morning's commute -- straight ahead. you can't move the tv there.
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a 23 million-dollar development project initiated by students at uc berkeley is underway. students returning to campus could see and hear the big changes on the south side of campus this will make way for a whole new plaza. workers moved into high gear over winter break. the students say they wanted the changes and are looking forward to a new lower sprewell plaza. >> this was initially introduced by students and they taxed themselves to pay for the project. >> the campus paid for half of the project and the students paid for the other half. >> student government and otherrants will be relocated to
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the echelon hall. if you find yourself in a rocky romantic relationship, it could be related to how much sleep you are getting. the uc berkeley study says people who don't get enough sleep may not be expressing enough gratitude in their romantic relationships. sleepless people tend to be more self-centered and are too tired to express appreciation. expression of gratitude can lead to positive mental thinking and physical benefits. i'm not gonna say anything about my situation. [laughter] >> 8:23. let's go to sal with another check on our traffic this morning. >> good morning, everybody. if you work in morning, tv, that's especially funny. let's go out and see what we have. i think i can save you some time today. 880 is slow. 580 is not quite as slow. you might want to get over there instead. when up get to the bay bridge, i think you will like what you see. it's light. we checked to make sure one of our very smart people asked, is there something up the roadblocking? well, according to chp, there isn't. just a light commute at the bay
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bridge. looking at the live time, up to 15 minutes, it's a little bit more than it was. but still not too bad. 280 is better headth south. let's go to rosemary. light rain is on the way. how are you this morning? we'ric waking up with gloomy conditions but most of us still dry and picking up a few scattered showers. you can see just a few peaks of sunshine. not going to see much of that sunshine today. boy, what a difference a day makes, right? let's get into parts of the north bay and this is where we may actually see a few scattered showers beginning to fall. saint helene non, yountville. i'm -- it disappeared. our atmosphere very dry. but beginning to moisten up. some of this may be verga. some of this may be in the way of drizzle. but eventually, scattered showers will begin to fall, it looks like most of the afternoon. 49 in name. 51 in oakland. this is the other big story this morning. how much warmer we are. the clouds helped to insulate
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us overnight and most of us warming -- or i should say holding in the 40s to near 50 degrees at this hour. afternoon highs not going to be as warm as we've been lately. widespread mid- to upper 50s to near 60 today. with showers on and off. i do expect we may see some during the evening drive. i will bring you that time line coming up in just a moment. but take a look at the rest of the week as we get into the weekend with your weekend in view. mostly cloudy conditions at times with sunshine in between. upper 50s in the forecast. chance for rain on sunday. back to you. >> thank you. two lives cut tragically short while on a hawaii vacation. what's happening tonight to honor the memory of two men from the bay area? >> reporter: art did the work on fire. it may land a san francisco gallery owner in hot water. we'll tell you why fire crews say it's criminal.
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welcome back. only on 2, an interactive fiery art display gets out of control. tara moriarty joins us from the scene in the mission with more details. >> reporter: it sounds like the art gallery owner would do, set fire to artwork but actually the artist intended it that way. if you look behind me, you can see there are 25,000 matches all put together to look like the united states. now, it's all burned and the -- the grail owner could be in hot water. last night around midnight, fire crews were called out here when flames could be seen inside the building and smoke was shooting out. this is a look at some youtube video of artwork by the same artist. he cre tates maps and messages
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out of matches -- creates matches and messages -- matches and messages out of matches. they are dedicated to presenting projects. fire officials say it cost $5,000 worst of damage to the ceiling and walls. they had to cut through the ceiling to ventilate it. arson investigators were called in. while the gallery owner didn't think he was doing anything illegal and no one was hurt, he could face charges of arson. this case will be presented to the san francisco district attorney general and office sometime today or tomorrow. tara moriarty -- attorney general's office sometime today or tomorrow. san francisco fire acted quickly to put out flames burning quickly on oak street. arson investigators believe it was started by something inside a blue bin in between the two buildings but they are still investigating. there's one person inside one of the buildings but that person got out safely.
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the other building is an office. two people were taken to the hospital after their car crashed into a tree. that happened at around 1:45 on hicks road at camden avenue in san jose. authorities describe the driver as a young male adult. a female passenger was also in the car. no word on what caused the driver to lose control. a new emergency alert system will give people in marin county quicker access to updates from lowell schools. people who live in marin county are able to receive emergency alerts by text, voice or e- mail. an autopsy yet date from the current service that sends alerts. an alert will be registered this saturday and people can register through their cell phones. a 24-year-old man is behind bars this morning. sheriff deputies in harris county, texas say a fight between the suspect and another man ended in gunfire in texas at lone star college yesterday. both men were wounded. a campus maintenance man was caught in the crossfire. no one was killed but the
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gunshots led to a campus lockdown and a saler -- celter in place -- shelter-in-place order for many hours. a man in los angeles took refuge on the roof of a building that police surrounded. after a seven-hour standoff, police shot the man with bean bags and arrested him. this started at 8:00 and ended just after 2:00 this morning. a man who robbed a bank in mill valley may have robbed a bank early in green bay earlier this month. the marin independent journal reports that union bank was tarted last night around -- targeted last night around 5:45. that's the sixth robbery in marin. investigators say the same man may have robbed a union bank in green bay on january 9th. the police describe the suspect as white, 40s or 50s, around 6 feet tall, blue or green eyes an scrufffy hair, in both
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cases. police say a man with a gun approached a couple of walking down the street last night. the robber took the woman's purse and the man's wallet. no one was hurt. new crime statistics show that home burglary eswent u according to palo alto online, there were 226 burglaries in 2012. that's compared to 149 in 2011. there were no homicides last year. but police investigate 223ed aggravated assaults -- police investigated 23 aggravated assaults. the house of representatives will vote today on republican plans to temporarily increase the country's debt limit. the measure would fund the government through may 19th. republicans decided they want to get blamed for the default. the legislation claims a provision that withholds the pay for house and senate members if they fail to pass a plan. authorities in fork say they've proud criminal charges against three -- brought
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criminal charges against three people that infected computers widespread. that's computerses were involved. that virus caused millions of dollars in damage. there's now word the rain allegations against -- the rape allegations against michael crabtree are not holing up. the accuser was one of three who joined crabtree at a party at san francisco's w hotel on third street. and she claims crabtree assaulted her after the party held hours after the niners beat the green bay packers. but sources say the other two women have sold officers -- told investigators that crabtree did not assault anyone and police have not found any physical evidence of the attack. the kings may have some new bidders. the bee reports that mass trop and berkele are in serious talks to buy the new arena. mass trop is the bay area investor and founder of 24-hour witness who tried to buy the
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warriors. berkele owns the penguins and helped that team get a new arena and win a championship. a man is accused of a disturbance inside a vallejo hospital emergency room. police say 28-year-old tavi small stormed into the suttert solano medical center monday morning demanding to see his wife being held for a mental health exam. officers say he grew agitated leaped over a counter. police did eventually arrest him on charges including suspicion of battery and battery on medical staff. the vallejo police department promises it not be -- it will not be caught shorthanded. the herald report says six officers will retire. the department could dwindle to 84 hours. but a sales tax increase will fund the hiring up to 93 total officers. an academy cadet join the department as soon as monday. the voice actor who portrayed charlie brown was arrested on stalking charges. he's set to be arraigned today on counts of making a threat to
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cause death or great bodily injury and of stalking. no other details have been provided. robin wases the voice the -- was the voice the charlie brown. all right. 8:35. there is a new crash in marin that sal -- sal is watching for us. >> the traffic is already slowing down from highway 37. this is an injury crash. the fire department is on the way. but the traffic stayed slow after that as you drive down to terra linda. the east shore is still slow as you make your way down to the berkeley area. we're also looking at the traffic time here between 238 and mowry avenue. it's about 26 minutes, not too bad. it's about typical. we had a minor crash down there. that's the traffic time for now. and then across the bay to the dumbarton and san mateo bridge. that's moderate. let's take a look at some of the bridges. bay bridge i think you will like it. traffic slim time is low here.
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the toll plaza is nearly empty. the -- traffic slime is low here. the toll plaza is nearly empty. and there's hazy conditions on the way out to the peninsula. here's rosemary. wow, those clouds are thick and lowering. today you will be dodging a bit of light rain for first time in about a week and a half. giving you a live look over san jose. the big story for most of us, just the numbers, we have the clouds that helped to insulate us in the overnight hours. most most of us waking up in the 40s. see that moisture plume still off the coastline. i am tracking a few scattered showers over the north bay and the coast. we're very, very dry. taking a little bit of time and most of this is still mid-level -- mid-level moisture. this is not necessarily hitting the ground but it's definitely a possibility. maybe a few scours, a few drops on your windshield as you get
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outside. sonoma, petaluma, we've watched this on and off. notice the forecast model keeping us mainly dry until about 11:00, 12:00. if you do have noon plans, maybe going to be running some errands this is when we expect the scurs to become more -- scattered showers to blood pressure -- to some more widespread. periods of light rain not going to see anything heavy, not expecting gusty conditions could be breezy at times. but not too bad. 5:00 we're all getting ready to drive home and the roads should be slick, tapering off into the evening and then tomorrow morning, maybe a few residual showers. how much rain will we get? anywhere from a few 100ths to 2/10, 3/10. it's been a while. we're below average for the month of january. overall for the rainfall season that starts in july, we're still in good shape. 49 in san ralph fill. 44 in -- in ran -- 49 in san
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rafael. 58 san francisco. 63 san jose. upper 60s in vallejo and napa and santa rosa gonna be cool. 56 in the afternoon. the extended forecast here drying out tomorrow. we'll be mostly cloudy. a mix of sun and clouds as we get into the weekend with your weekend always in view. the temperatures don't budge. upper 50s in the forecast. by sunday, the next round of rain is a possibility there. overnight lows remain in the 40s as we get into the weekend slightly cooler on sunday. back to you. >> thank you. people in the midwest are bracing for a fourth day of freezing weather. in chicago today, temperatures hovered around zero with windchills around minus 10 to 15 degrees. the arctic blast is expected to bring several inches of snow to the northeast in the coming days as well. and this morning in lake county, fire crews hope to fully contain a wildfire that began as a controlled burn. the burn quickly burned out of control near kelseyville. the fire has burned about 300 acres and is about 50% contained. calfire blames the dry
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conditions and thick brush for fueling the fire. no homes are threatened. a memorial is planned tonight in oakland for two bay area men swept out to see by a rogue wave in kauai. the two men were hiking there. griffin's body was recovered on saturday. authorities have called off the search for baker. 8:29. coming up -- a stunning deadlock. the results of parly minutery elections in this israel. what the prime minister has to do now. and should san francisco be able to use tasers? and an outside consultant coming in to help the oakland police department combat crime. the controversial vote by the city council overnight and what's being done to april dress community concerns when "mornings on 2" continue --
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there's a look at the big board for you this morning. the dow is up 50 points. google still doing well. over 6%. trading at $747. good earnings report making investors happy with that. well, the world's biggest
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online retailer has plans for tracy. amazon will open a huge distribution facility in that facility in san joaquin valley. it would be the third such amazon facility is open in california since the seattle company started to pay sales tax to the state treasury in september. amazon is committed to bring 10,000 new jobs to golden state. we just talked about that google number being up, still today. that again is in reaction to the world's largest search earning announcing better than expected earnings reports. analysts say googles earnings were good in international markets. time now is 8:43. let's get you updated on tom of the top stories we're following right now -- some of the top stories we're following right now -- hillary clinton just wrapped up her testimony at a senate hearing. at one point, there was a heated exchange between clinton and a republican senator. >> that was not the fact -- >> but -- >> the american people could have money that within days.
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>> the fact is we had four dead americans was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out one night deciding to go kill americans. >> what difference does it make at this point? it's our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> secretary clinton will go through it all again this afternoon before a house committee. an outrage from some residents as the city council approved the hiring of william bratton as a consultant. resident alex savidge has more. >> reporter: certainly, it -- this was this deal to hire brill bratton that caused the most controversy. there was four hours of public comment and a lot of frustration when the city council finally voted this morning.
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[inaudible] >> shale on you! shame on you! >> reporter: you can hear the angry reaction from the audience as the vote came down just after 2:00 this morning, ktvu with the only camera in the council chambers at the time. the council approved a contract with bratton's consulting firm with the 7-1 vote. bratton will come in to help develop a crime-fighting plan in oakland. he has many critics. they are concerned about his past support for an aggressive frisk policy. some worry this could lead to racial profiling. although the city council included an amendment overnight emphasizing racial profiling will not be tolerated as part as any new strategies put in place. roughly 275 people spoke at this lengthy council meeting and many were emotional. >> please, don't do it for something that doesn't even work work! >> reporter: opponents believe the $250,000 for this contract would be better spent on social
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services in oakland. bratton ran both the nypd and the l.a.p.d. and haz been widely praised for reducing crime in those both of those cities. howard jordan toldle council during this meeting that his -- told the count during this meeting that his department has to do something. >> i'm gonna support him. he's in the law enforcement business. i'm not. council members are not. so i'm gonna rely on him. >> reporter: during the council meeting chief jordan promised any new breaking news developed by bratton will include community -- community input. i did reach out to bratton's consulting firm for a reaction to the council vote here in oakland. i still have not heard back this morning. but following the bratton vote, the city council green lighted the hiring of 11 alameda county sheriff deputies and they also approved funding for a new police academy here in oakland
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that will get started this september and train new officers who will hopefully be on the streets soon. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, alex. san francisco authorities are facing the controversial question of whether to use tasers and they got an earful from the public at a community meeting last night. chief greg suhr is pushing for a pilot program to arm 100 officers with tasers. some people say tasers are still dangerous. supporters say supporters are a less lethal option. the commissioner says a lot of thought will go into a final decision. >> there is a lot of information, a lot of opinion. i'm gonna take my time. i'm gonna review that information. i'm gonna hear what people have to say. i'm gonna makage educated decision -- make an educated decision. >> members will hold two more meetings. the subcommittee will make a recommendation to vote. gun sales in san francisco are expected to keep rising in response to the recent gun
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control -- gun control proposals. right now, a person living in san francisco can travel to the peninsula or elsewhere in the state to buy a weapon. that purchase will be recorded in that city but there will be no official record of the gun coming into san francisco. there are several other loopholes as well. mike thompson will head up a hearing. he believes a second amendment should be protected. but he says there's room for changes in gun policies to rece gun violence. he says those required background checks and he supports strictly penalties for those who buy guns for those who cannot get them otherwise. the nra executive vice president spoke to a group of supporters in reno, nevada last night and took issue with president obama for saying
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americans shouldn't mistake absolutism for principle. >> barack obama is saying that the only principled way to make children safe is to make lawful citizens less safe and violent criminals more safe. >> the nra interp perted the president's -- interpted the president's remark as a reference to the strong opposition to new regulation. benjamin netanyahu thought it would be a landslide lex. although he came out on top -- election, although he came out on top, it was a strong election. he lost seats in the parliament. the center party emerged strong in yesterday's election, suggesting israel's right word swing may be called. he says it's clear -- stalled. he says it's clear that the people want a strong government sand epplans to hooner that. general allen has been cleared of misconduct. the inspector general examined e-mails between allen and jill
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kelley. she's the woman comose complaints about e-mails led to the discovery of an extra- marital affair between david petraeus and his biographer. no word yet if the nomination will now go forward. pittsburg is one step april way from pan -- is one step april way from banning pot clubs. the -- away from banning pot clubs. the council staff says marijuana dispense rips increase crime such as burglaries and vandalism. a two-year moratorium is set to expire in april. new this morning, menlo park city council approved a deal for facebook's new campus. the west campus project and willow road will be a one-story platform above the parking area. the building is to be designed by frank geary and will have a living room. menlo park will get more than $1.5 million over ten years as part of the deal.
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and do you have facebook envoy? it's a condition german researchers believe may have hurt the social network. they studied 600 users and found that many of them felt unhappy after seeing their friends' photos. they felt their friends had better social lives and were more attractive and more successful than they were. the study suggests that that led people to limit or quit facebook. 8:51. it appears a symbol of love in the south bay will live on. last month, we reported that couples left padlocks on the main street bridge in los gatos. it's been done at the eiffel tower for years. but caltrans put a warning that the locks would be removed but now the museum is stepping in to keep the locks of love alive. they will offer a separate area for romantics to profess their love. a city council meeting is set for next month to discuss this option and any others. a public outcry over public housing. why the plan in los gatos did
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not go over well with presidents and what will happen next. traffic on 237 is very slow as you cross 880. we'll tell you more about the morning commute -- straight ahead.
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a housing debate in los gatos is going back to the drawing board. late last night, the town council voted to reconsider a housing plan after opponents packed a meeting. they argue its fair to put the vast majority of units on oka
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road. >> our neighborhood is not  against affordable housing in any way. it simply cannot be expected to be care ridded in one -- carried in one small section of our town. >> now the general plan committee must tum up -- come up with alternative locations. well, the light project on the bay bridge is still a couple of months away from being completed but you can get a sneak peek this week. tonight through friday night, the artist and his team will be testing the 25,000 l.e.d. lights used in the light sculpture. the lights will illuminate the western span of the bay bridge. the final project is expected to be unveiled on march 5th. 8:55. let's go right out to sal, who has been watching a fairly busy morning for us. >> it's been busy. yesterday was worse. it's already wednesday. it seems like tuesday. but it is wednesday. a lot of people had monday off. let's take a look at what we
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have. the bay bridge approach on 880, it's moderate. it's a little bit slow here as you approach 66. but i think it rely kind of evens out. by the time you get to the bay bridge at the taupe, it's a nice-looking -- at the toll plaza, it's a nice looking drive, the traffic has been way down since 8:00. that's good news for people who drive into san francisco. we've been watching the drive time on one of the toughest bay area commutes. i'm happy to say it's improved quite a bit. let's do this. let me do this again. all right. between hayward and fremont, 19 minutes. do i hear you laughing back there? 19 minutes 238 mori avenue. that's much better than yesterday. rosemary, were you laughing, too? >> just smiling. >> okay. [laughter] >> we are gearing up for a wet wednesday, mainly dry at this hour. light showers will develop a little bit later this morning
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and they will last the entire day. the morning dry may be dry but the evening dryive -- even i drive may be wet. notice the temperatures, not going to rebound like we've seen over the last week. we'll hold in the upper 50s for the afternoon. overnight lows with the cloudy conditions not as cold. so seasonal for this time of year as we get into the weekend with your weekend in view. next chance for rain will come in on sunday. we're still well below average for the season but for january, it's been a little dry. so we could use this rain. snow levels down to about 5,000 feet down to the sierras. >> i was up in ta though and people were asking for another dusting there -- tahoe and people were asking for another dusting there. >> they want more fresh powder. >> thank you. >> and thank you. that's our report for this morning. we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> be sure to watch the news at noon. we'll have the big